- Listed: December 12, 2018 4:52 am
- Expires: 999039 days, 3 hours
For At-Risk Low-Income Seniors
Fall Prevention Program
The primary goal of the Fall Prevention Program (FPP) is to reduce and/or prevent the number of falls among at-risk low-income seniors. The FPP uses a multi-pronged approach proven to be the most effective strategy to address the range of issues that leads to falls
- BEHAVIORAL. We educate and raise awareness about: falls and fall prevention, sedentary lifestyle, medication management, and better eating habits.
- PHYSICAL. We offer fall prevention skills-building training sessions that help to develop strength, improve mobility and balance and increase hand-eye coordination.
- ENVIRONMENTAL. We make suggestions during class and workshops for simple changes to their home environment i.e. grab bars, smoke alarms, stair railings, and hand held showers.
We also provide:
- Prevention education and skills-building training to raise awareness about risk factors that lead to unintentional falls.
- Free assessments to evaluate your risk for falling.
- Free classes that focus on strength, balance, mobility, and endurance.
- Free Falls Prevention booklets that include tips for home safety.
- Presentations to you and your loved ones or caregivers, community outreach to senior centers, senior residents, and senior health fairs.
- Falls are a common occurrence among seniors with at least 30% over age 65 taking a fall and falls are the leading cause of injury death (CDC 2001).
- In the year 2000, those 65+ represented slightly over 10% of the population of Alameda County yet accounted for 43% of the hospitalizations and deaths due to unintentional injuries (77% are falls).
- A recent study of people aged 72 and older found that the average health care cost of a fall injury was $19, 440 (excluding physician services) (Rizzo 1998).
- There is no obligation to contribute.
- A contribution is purely voluntary.
- No eligible participants will be denied service because of a failure or inability to contribute
- Be 60 years or older.
- Be at-risk for a fall. Fallen in past or have poor balance.
- Be approved by personal doctor to participate in group exercise class.
- Have transportation to get to a group exercise site.
How to Apply:
To obtain an application for the Fall Prevention Program:
Download a Registration Form
Please download and fill out a Project Enhance Registration Form and a Health History Form. After you fill these out you may email them to FallPrevention@SpectrumCS.orgor bring them to your nearest Fall Prevention class locationand turn them into a Fitness Instructor.
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